1) Australia ICOMOS special event on Cockatoo Island - Saturday
8 November 2008
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2) Historic Houses Trust event - Sydney Open 08
3) GCI Bulletin - available online
4) Institute for Citizenship & Globalisation (ICG) at Deakin
5) News from ICCROM
6) National Workshop on Hospitals and Heritage - University of
7) Conservation Manager - Port Arthur Historic Site Management
8) Conservation Architect - National Trust of Australia (WA)
9) Hearings Support Officer - Heritage Victoria
1) Australia ICOMOS special event
on Cockatoo Island - Saturday 8 November 2008
Dear ICOMOS Members & Friends,
We are organizing a special NSW event on Cockatoo Island on Saturday 8
Please come and join us for what will be an interesting day.
We have a variety of speakers talking about different aspects of the
serial nomination of convict sites in Australia for World Heritage
Listing. We will also be viewing convict sites on Cockatoo Island, one of
the sites in the nomination.
Numbers are strictly limited so get in early.
Payment for the event must be received by COB Monday 27 October 2008. Please
use the attached
Credit Card Authorisation form - completed forms should be forwarded to the
Secretariat as per the methods outlined on the form.
See the attached flyer
for further information.
See you there!
2) Historic Houses Trust event -
Sydney Open 08
Lace up those walking shoes and experience the buzz on our streets
as some of Sydney's best buildings are opened. Sydney Open 08 is your day
pass to uncover sites of architectural significance, ranging from
award-winning contemporary designs to greatly loved heritage buildings
and lesser-known urban curiosities. Explore rooftop vistas, inspiring
spaces and exciting design not usually accessible to the public.
For further information, visit
3) GCI Bulletin - available
To read the latest issue of the GCI bulletin, visit
4) Institute for Citizenship &
Globalisation (ICG) at Deakin University
The Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ICG) is a key Research
Institute at Deakin University, with a history of ten years of research
collaboration. The ICG is based on wide networks of research affiliations
and operates at the cutting edge of international research. The ICG
comprises of 46 researchers; 10 Professors, 9 Associate Professors, and
27 Senior Lecturers and Lectures. Sustainability and succession are
ensured through systematic mentoring of mid career research staff and
ECRs in collaborative hybrid research programs.
ICG researchers work within and across six interrelated themes:
- Civil society and
- Conflict, Peace and
- Transnational Public
- Migration and
- Cultural Diversity,
- Governance and
The nature of globalisation and its impact on the relationship between
nation states and their citizens is one of the key issues confronting
contemporary societies and polities. New global forces challenge
traditional ideas of citizenship and democracy that are primarily based
on rights and institutions within the nation state. These tendencies call
for more complex understandings of how individuals, political groups and
corporations interact with, and claim membership of, social, economic,
political and cultural organisations within and beyond the nation. As
traditional forms of social, political and cultural infrastructure are
eroded and superseded, innovative ways of thinking about belonging,
participation and accountability are urgently called for. Such thinking
needs to accommodate new configurations of global, regional and local
forces and allow for the impact of new technologies of communication.
These ideas and practices call for distinctive concepts, methodologies
and different research paradigms that cut across disciplinary as well as
The Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ICG) responds to these
imperatives and investigates the above issues, in contemporary and
historical contexts, from a multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural,
international perspective while giving attention to issues of gender,
ethnicity and religion.
Since the inception, the institute has released ICG Bulletin on a
bi-monthly basis. The bulletins are available as pdf files for viewing
To receive regular updates on events, publications and other news on our
Institute subscribe to ICG Mailing list email
Institute for Citizenship & Globalisation
Faculty of Arts & Education
Phone:03 9244 6658
5) News from ICCROM
CollAsia 2010 - Buildings: Environments for Collections
Applications are now open for the CollAsia 2010 course on 'Buildings:
Environments for Collections, to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from 10 -
28 November 2008.
Application deadline: 15 October 2008
ARIS 2009 - Architectural Records, Inventories and Information Systems
Applications are now open for the ARIS 2009 course on 'Architectural
Records, Inventories and Information Systems for Conservation', to be
held in Rome, Italy from 2 September - 2 October 2009.
Application deadline: 14 February 2009
Heritage news in the media worldwide
A monthly compilation of media articles on heritage topics.
Obviously, these all reflect the viewpoints of the authors.
AFRICA 2009: Benin course starts
AFRICA 2009 10th Regional Course on 'Conservation and Management of
Immovable Cultural Heritage' began on 1 September in Benin.
CollAsia workshop: Developing appropriate skills in conservation
The CollAsia 2010 International Workshop on 'Developing Appropriate
Skills in Conservation - Educational Strategies for Life-Long Learning'
has begun on 15 September 2008 in New Delhi, India.
Meeting of the Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Committee
A meeting of the Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Committee took
place at ICCROM in Rome from 10 -12 September.
Partner meeting: risks to museums
On 10 September 2008, representatives of ICN (Institute for Cultural
heritage, Netherlands), CCI (Canadian Conservation Institute) and ICCROM
held a partner meeting in Rome.
Conservation of Japanese paper collections course started
The eleventh International Course on Conservation of Japanese Paper
(JPC 2008) started in Japan on September
New PDF: Risk Preparedness: A Management Manual for World Cultural
The second in the series of management guidelines and manuals for
World Cultural Heritage, this volume addresses the issue of risk
preparedness in both general and specific terms.
6) National Workshop on Hospitals
and Heritage - University of Melbourne
28 November 2008
Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of
Jointly sponsored by the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Faculty of
Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne
Planners, heritage advisers, architects, hospital facilities managers and
others with a professional interest in managing hospital infrastructure,
are encouraged to attend the workshop and join in the discussion about
this challenging area of heritage conservation.
The workshop is free and lunch will be provided.
Space is strictly limited. To confirm your attendance please contact
Cameron Logan by 7 November.
Contact: Cameron Logan
Ph. (03) 8344 9015
Program: Download the event program from 'what's new' at
7) Conservation Manager - Port
Arthur Historic Site Management Authority
Department of Conservation and Infrastructure, Port Arthur Historic
Site Management Authority, Port Arthur, Tasmania
Vacancy No: CM170908
Salary Range: $80,768 - $86,226 per annum
Job Type: Permanent full time
Closing Date: Wednesday 8 October 2008
Job kits (including Statement of Duties and Selection Criteria) can be
obtained from the Human Resources Co-ordinator (contact details below) or
- Manage capital and
maintenance works relating to both the conservation of historic fabric
and structures and the provision of site infrastructure and ensure that
the cultural heritage values of the Port Arthur Historic Site and the
Coal Mines Historic Site are maintained and protected
- Provide strategic
advice and management support to the Director Conservation and
Infrastructure on conservation and infrastructure issues affecting the
Site, including the effects of tourism and related activities
- Contribute to the
establishment of PAHSMA as a centre of excellence in the conservation and
interpretation of a cultural place of international significance.
Desirable Requirements: Degree in Architecture or a related
discipline or equivalent qualifications acceptable to the Authority.
Enquiries to: Jane Harrington, Director of Conservation
& Infrastructure, Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority,
Port Arthur, phone (03) 6251 2300, FAX (03) 6251 2322 or email
Applications to: Jane Bale, HR Coordinator, Port Arthur
Historic Site Management Authority, Port Arthur, phone (03) 6251 2357,
fax (03) 6251 2322 or email
8) Conservation Architect -
National Trust of Australia (WA)
Classification: Level 3.1 (specified calling)
Salary range: $81,000-$89,000
The National Trust of Australia (WA) seeks an experienced conservation
architect to work with relevant staff to manage the Trust's diverse
heritage property portfolio with an emphasis on conservation and
The position would suit a person who enjoys challenging projects, is
highly organized yet flexible and works well in a small team environment.
A well developed understanding of contemporary approaches to built
heritage conservation and the management of heritage places is essential,
as is experience in managing conservation and building contracts and
This is an initial 3 year contract with a view to extension subject to
funding and satisfactory performance.
For a copy of the Job Description Form please contact Enzo Sirna.
National Trust of Australia (WA)
4 Havelock Street
WEST PERTH WA 6005
Tel: (08) 9321 6088
CLSOING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday 17th OCTOBER 2008
9) Hearings Support Officer -
Hearings Support Officer
VPSG3 $50,175 - $60,922 (as at 1 Oct 08) plus 9% super
Full time / Ongoing (Part-time applications of min. 4 days will be
Heritage Victoria has responsibility for administration of the
Heritage Act 1995, which enables the identification and protection
of a wide range of cultural heritage places and objects in Victoria
(excluding those covered by the Aboriginal Heritage Act
2006). It advises private owners, local and State government,
industry and the general community on heritage matters.
Do you have an understanding of the heritage legislation and practice in
Victoria? Do you have sound customer service and written communication
skills? Do you a keen eye for detail? If so, this may be the role for
As Hearings Support Officer you will assist in the coordination of
Heritage Council hearings and undertake strategic heritage projects
within Heritage Victoria. You will also assist in providing
high-level support to the Heritage Council Permits and Registration
Hearings Committees and assist in maintaining the Heritage Council's
independence as an appeal body.
To apply and access position descriptions and selection criteria visit
refer to reference number DPCD/PLG/501195.
Closing date for applications is Sunday 12 October 2008.
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